Mr. Penfold's Takeover of The Abbey Road Wall

30th September 2019
As part of our Abbey Road 50th anniversary celebrations, we've been busy putting a new artistic spin on the famous wall outside the studios. Over the past month, we've been showcasing designs from some incredible independent artists interpreting the album's songs and themes.

Our first designer, graffiti artist Luke Embden, used bold type and warm colours for his depiction of Here Comes The Sun, which you can read more about here. This was followed by graphic designer Mikey Burey who visually depicted the subject matter for the opening track of the album, Come Together.

Now, in our third instalment of the wall takeover, we've teamed up with artist Mr. Penfold who has put his abstract take on The Beatles' I Want You (She's So Heavy). We caught up with Mr. Penfold to find out a bit more about him as an artist and where he draws his particular style from.
 
 

Mr. Penfold on his Abbey Road Wall Mural

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your style of work?

I'm an artist and designer currently living in Bristol. My work is mostly abstract with influences from classic skateboard graphics and classical abstraction.

Why did you choose to reinterpret The Beatles’ ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ for your mural?

For me it's hard to interpret lyrics from a song, so I chose to do a piece inspired by the abstract composition of the song. I love the abnormal structure of the song so I tried to recreate that within my piece.

Can you take us through the piece?

I just wanted to make something colourful and bright, but also hard a graphic. Like the composition, it starts light-hearted then switches up to being quite hard and aggressive. I used colour, form and patterns to do this in my painting.

Find out more about Mr. Penfold's work.